Friday, October 1, 2010

Friday Firsts - Tamales

Friday Firsts

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I have been occupied the past few days by Project Food Blog! It has been a whirlwind so far. We had a 5 course dinner with 7 guests for Challenge 3 so I really hope I make it! I'm excited and hopeful. Thank you if you took the time to vote for me, it really means a lot.

As if you couldn't see it coming a mile away - my first for this week is Tamales!! For my Challenge #2 entry I tackled authentic Mexican cuisine. I made the masa, the pork filling, and the chili sauce all from scratch. Then Johnny and I hand rolled 71 tamales and steamed them. They turned out terrific and I'm so glad we have some in the freezer to enjoy later from all our hard work!

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sophia said...

I can't WAIT to read all about your dinner!! I read your Twitter...I'm so glad it went well! Hope you rested!

p.s. I'm jealous. Mine isn't until Sat, and I'm freaking out a bit.

Jessie said...

I was so impressed with your tamales! (And I can't believe you guys made so many!) I'm excited to read about your dinner - wish I could have been there, too! :D

Jessie said...

BTW, have I ever told you how much I love your Friday Firsts? So fun!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I was impressed with the 71 tamales! I voted and I so hope you make it through! We find out today right?

Biz said...

Sorry you didn't make it to the next round Christina - but at least Kath didn't make it so that's making me happy.

I didn't make it either - but Mara did! :D

Buck said...

I thought of your Tamales post last night during out dinner as we discussed a bizarre Midwestern dish that Michael grew up with called "Hot Tamales" that in no way resembles actual tamales!